3-time winner Delich, defending champ Sullivan among those 2-0 at CGA Senior Match Play

By Gary Baines – 6/23/2020

Three-time champion David Delich of The Broadmoor Golf Club and 2019 winner Scott Sullivan of Bookcliff Country Club both won matches for the second straight day of round-robin pod play at the 51st CGA Senior Match Play Championship that Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor is hosting.

In all, 19 golfers out of the 64-player field own 2-0 records going into Wednesday’s third and final day of the round robin. The winner of each of the 16 four-person pods after Wednesday morning’s matches will advance to Wednesday afternoon’s round of 16, where single-elimination action begins.

Sullivan defeated Frank Hernandez of Highland Meadows 3 and 1 on Tuesday, but only after being 3 down after nine holes. The Colorado Mesa University men’s golf coach dominated the back nine, winning six of the eight holes played.

Meanwhile, Delich, the winner of the Senior Match Play in 2007, ’11 and ’15, scored a 3-and-2 victory over John Marquess of Walnut Creek Golf Preserve on Tuesday.

Other former champions who are 2-0 after two days are Wyoming resident John Hornbeck (6 and 5 win on Tuesday), Guy Mertz of TPC Colorado (6 and 4), Robert Polk of Colorado Golf Club (7 and 6) and Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Kent Moore of Cherry Hills Country Club (5 and 3).

Following Wednesday afternoon’s round-of-16 matches, the quarterfinals and the semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, and the 18-hole final for Friday.

This year’s Senior Match Play is limited to players 54 and older.

For all the results and pod-play standings from the CGA Senior Match Play, CLICK HERE.